‘Indonesian Achievements as ASEAN Chairman 2011 and Prospects for ASEAN-Australia Relations’

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Date(s) - 08/05/2012
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Link Theatre, Room S2.30, Building S


Monash Asia Seminars – CSEAS Seminar Series

I Gede Ngurah Swajaya, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Indonesia to ASEAN

*** Slides from this presentation (19 slides as PDF file 2.6MB)  are available for download. ***

Ngurah Swajaya joined the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1986, and with his first assignment being the Third Secretary at the Indonesian Embassy to the Federal Republic of Germany, in Bonn (1992-95). He was later assigned at the Indonesian Permanent Mission to the UN in New York (1999-2003). At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2005-08), he served as the Director for the Multilateral Economic and Environment Cooperation, and the Director for ASEAN Political Security Cooperation.

Ngurah Swajaya was sworn in by the President of the Republic of Indonesia, Dr H Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Indonesia to the Kingdom of Cambodia (2009-10), and to ASEAN (from 2010). During the period the Republic of Indonesia serving as the rotating chair of ASEAN 2011, he was appointed to serve as the Chairperson of the Committee of the Permanent Representative to ASEAN. He also served as the Chairperson of the ASEAN Connectivity Coordinating Committee which was tasked to coordinate the implementation of the Master Plan of ASEAN Connectivity. As the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Indonesia to ASEAN, Ambassador Ngurah also served as the member of the Board of Trustees of the ASEAN Foundation.

Ambassador Ngurah has been involved in many international, UN and ASEAN negotiations, and served as the chair or the facilitator in many of those negotiations. He is a co-author of the book titled ‘Indonesia and WSSD: Forging Consensus for Global Agreement on Sustainable Development‘, writes articles for local newspapers, and delivers lectures to several universities in Indonesia.